Equal Educational Opportunity
No student enrolled in the Conway Adult Education Program shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity.
Rules and Regulations:
The school is a community, and the rules and regulations of a school are the law of that community. All those enjoying the rights of citizenship in the school community must also accept the responsibilities of citizenship. A basic responsibility of those who enjoy the rights of citizenship is to respect the laws of the community. Students have the rights of citizenship as delineated in the United States Constitution and its amendments; and these rights may not be abridged, obstructed, or in other ways altered except in accordance with due process law. Administrators, teachers, and staff also have rights and duties. The teachers and staff are required by law to maintain a suitable environment for learning and administrators have the responsibility for maintaining and facilitating the educational program. It is a policy of the Center that all staff members are not allowed to give students rides in their vehicles unless approved by the Director if special circumstances exist. The following rules, regulations, and procedures are designed to protect all members of the educational community in the exercise of their rights and duties.
Abnormal or Irrational Behavior:
Any student whose actions are abnormal or irrational shall be asked to leave the campus by the teacher and/or the administrator in charge.
Cooperation with School Personnel:
All students must obey the reasonable instructions of school district personnel. Failure to do so will result in being dismissed from the campus.
Conduct which materially and substantially interferes with the educational process is prohibited. The student will be asked to leave the campus immediately without explanation or question. The Director reserves the right to
permanently “ban” a disruptive adult student from returning to campus.
A student shall be free to determine their dress and grooming as they see fit, as long as their appearance does not substantially and directly endanger the physical health and safety of others, damage property, or seriously and immediately disrupt the educational process. The following rules are used to determine clothing that is disruptive to the educational process:
Shorts may be worn at school. Shorts, Mini-skirts, and other dress apparel must be worn no shorter in length than the fingertips with arms held to the side in a natural position. Gym shorts and biking shorts or any combination of the two will not be permitted. Shorts, jeans, or pants with holes above finger-tip length are not permissible, even if spandex shorts, gym shorts, or other apparel is worn underneath. Tight-fitting spandex-type leggings must be covered to finger-tip length. Men’s boxer shorts and pajamas will not be allowed. No sagging or baggy pants will be allowed. The administrator or designee will determine what is sagging.
Shirts & Dresses:
Any dress or top that has spaghetti straps, is backless, or exposes cleavage will not be allowed. Straps on girls tops must be 1 ½ inch wide. Short tops that expose any part of the midriff or lower back will not be permitted. Mesh-type, see-through shirts, or tank tops are not permitted unless a t-shirt is worn with them. Shirts with vulgarities or obscenities (e.g. Big Johnson and Coed Naked) and shirts with advertisements of alcohol and/or tobacco will not be permitted.
The wearing of gang attire by gang members and by other students who imitate them is not only disruptive, it is dangerous. This attire identifies those students to rival elements and could result in a challenge. Therefore, any apparel that can be related to being “Gang Attire” or worn in such a manner as being gang related will not be allowed. No sagging or baggy pants will be allowed. The administrator or designee will determine what is sagging.
Food and Drink:
ALL FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCTS ARE LIMITED TO THE BREAK ROOM ONLY. Vending machines are available in the break room. Please help keep the building neat and clean by placing trash in designated containers. Please notice the recycle boxes in the classrooms and break room; do not put food, etc., in the boxes. The boxes are only for recycling paper goods, etc.
This facility is owned by Conway Public Schools. This is a SMOKE FREE facility and campus. If a person chooses to smoke, they must go off campus, and off of the parking lot.
1. It is unlawful for a student to possess, to be under the influence of, or to have consumed alcoholic beverages, controlled substances (illegal drugs), or other materials prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Students found in possession of pharmaceutical ingredients or substances presented as illegal drugs (counterfeit drugs) with the intent to use or sell the drugs will be subject to the same disciplinary action as for possession and use of illegal drugs. He or she will be asked to leave the campus and the local law enforcement officials will be notified.
2. The parents of the student, if 16 or 17, will be notified, and informed that the student is being asked to leave the campus.
3. Local law enforcement will be notified.
1. Students in possession of an illegal or prohibited weapon or having brought an illegal or prohibited weapon on campus, dismissal is required by Act 567 of 1995 and Act 1282 of 1999. The local law enforcement officials will be notified and charges filed.
2. Students assisting other students in concealing an illegal weapon may be charged and/or subjected to a penalty.
Visitors are welcome in the building but, must SIGN in and obtain a Visitor’s badge. If a visitor is present to see a student in the building, the student will be notified by a staff member. The student may or may not choose to see the visitor. If the visit is not school related, the visitor and student will be asked to leave campus or go to a designated area.
Inclement Weather Policy:
The inclement weather policy is the same as the Conway Public Schools. The information will be broadcast on the Little Rock television stations and local radio stations. If classes are cancelled during the day, the night classes will be cancelled also. In case of inclement weather that is life threatening, fire, and/or explosion, evacuation/exit signs are posted throughout the building. Staff members have been trained in evacuation procedures.
Students with communicable illnesses/infections will be excluded from class and assignments until well or under treatment. Examples: fever greater than 100 degrees, impetigo, chickenpox, pink eye, ringworm (fungus), scabies, head lice, vomiting, diarrhea. Students who are infected with head lice or nits (eggs) will not be allowed to return to class until they are treated and free of lice and nits. They will not be readmitted until checked by school personnel. VA, ESD, and DHS clients must bring a doctor’s statement upon returning to class.
Parking spaces are provided for your convenience on both sides of the building, as well as in front. There are handicapped parking spaces for those that need them. DO NOT PARK IN THE HANDICAPPED DESIGNATED SPACES UNLESS YOU HAVE THE APPROPRIATE STICKER. There is NO PARKING IN THE PULL THROUGH LANE. Violators will be towed.
Cell Phone Usage:
NO CELL PHONES MAY BE USED INSIDE THE BUILDING. Turn cell phones to OFF before entering the building. Please go outside the facility if a cell phone call must be made. A public phone is available by the front entrance of the building for local calls only.
Emergency messages will be given to students and staff upon receipt if the call is to 450-4810. Other messages will be posted on the bulletin board above the public telephone. Check the board for your message if you are expecting a call.
1. School personnel are not allowed to distribute medication of any type to studeents.
2. The center is not responsible for any personal belongings left unattended.
3. Please notify the office if there is a change of address, telephone number, name, job situation or other information necessary for your records.
4. Please notify the office if you discover any problems with the facility (restrooms, water fountains, parking, etc.)
5. Please be as quiet as possible in the halls as classes are in session and testing is in progress.